Karnes Community Health Center/Atascosa Health Center, Inc. skin cancer prevention presentation at STEPS
Pictured are (l-r) Louie Aparicio and Joanna Newsome-Gonzales from Manning Safety Services, Inc., Kaela Momtselidze from American Cancer Society, and Pam Clark from Atascosa Health Center as they join together to inform the community about skin cancer prevention at STEPS.
Pam Clark, Family Nurse Practitioner from Karnes Community Health Center/Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC) made a skin cancer prevention presentation to the monthly meeting of the Eagle Ford Shale Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety (STEPS) June 19. Ms. Clark described in detail what a melanoma is, what causes it and what individuals can do to decrease the risk of ever having it. She defined the difference between a melanoma and an ordinary mole. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a major risk factor for melanoma according the American Cancer Society. AHC and its partner, the American Cancer Society, also distributed other cancer prevention materials. This month’s program was sponsored by the Manning Safety Services, Inc. AHC provides free blood pressure and diabetes testing to STEPS attendees monthly.